Military Wives Choirs provide a head-start for women in the military community to make new friends, connect with local communities and learn new skills in a fun and supportive environment.
Families of service personnel move around frequently and it can be tough to put down roots, make new friends and get to know people in the local community. Add to that the stresses and strains of loved ones being deployed away from home often for long periods, and life can have its challenges.
But by coming together to sing, each choir creates a valuable support network for women in the military community. Choir members can help one another through the tough times, celebrate the good times and sing through it all together!
Now with a network of over 75 choirs, the Military Wives Choirs Foundation supports women in the British military community in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and further afield, wherever our forces are based.
Just as much as they build up unbreakable bonds, our choirs also break down barriers. We’re in this together!
The Military Wives Choirs Foundation charity was founded in September 2012 by a group of military wives from the very first choirs following the enormous success of the No.1 single Wherever You Are. The aim was to ensure a lasting legacy of choirs to enable women in the military community to share the enjoyment and pride that comes from singing together.
The Military Wives Choirs Foundation is a volunteer led organisation. Trustees and a small staff team provide guidance, funding and support for the volunteer committees who run their own individual choirs, as well as co-ordinating opportunities to bring choirs together regionally and nationally.
Our patron Gareth Malone’s original TV series, The Choir gave the whole country a brand new window into our lives, and an understanding of the challenges we face.
Please click here to find out how you can support the Military Wives Choirs!
If you would like to find out more about joining a Military Wives Choirs, take a look at our membership criteria by clicking ‘Next’ below. If you’re eligible to join find your local choir on our map and just drop them a line to find out when they rehearse. If there isn’t a choir near you and you’re a military wife interested in setting-up a choir, please get in touch and we will guide you through the process email@example.com
In 2011, whilst UK Armed Forces were deployed in Afghanistan, Gareth Malone arrived at military bases in Chivenor and Plymouth to film the TV programme ‘The Choir: Military Wives.’ Read more about How we started.
We’ve put together this document to better help you understand eligibility to join a Military Wives Choir. MWCF MembersCriteria